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Duelling Demons endanger the enchanted land of Xanth. Jupiter has thrown the dire Red Spot at Xanth. Young Umlaut must go on a quest to find the means of defending the enchanted land.
The Demon Earth, who rules our world, has mysteriously disappeared. If he stays away too long, the very fabric of the world unravels, removing the earth's gravitational field, and that of Xanth as well. To get him back will take a Swell Foop, and the only way to handle the Foop is to locate the Six Magical Rings of Xanth. Six adventurers have been chosen for the task.
5th in the Mythadventure omnibuses. In M.Y.T.H. INC. IN ACTION Skeeve "The Great" asks two bumbling bodyguards to join the army of Possiltum and they volunteer without question. But with war heroes like these, who needs enemies? In SWEET MYTHTERY OF LIFE Skeeve is drowning in a sea of romance. But only one of his nubile suitors can assure his future - and maybe even keep him alive.
After years of searching Ryan and his survivalists have found the gateway to the pre-dark cabal of the Illuminated Ones - and perhaps their one chance to reclaim the future from the jaws of madness. But to seize tomorrow they must confront its deadly guardians: what is left of the consitutional Government of the United States of America.
London radio shock jock Ken Nott is living in a former factory due to be knocked down in a few days. At a wedding breakfast people start dropping fruits from a balcony onto a deserted carpark 10 storeys down. They are in the process of wrecking the apartment, throwing everything off the balcony when mobile phones start to ring - a plane has just crashed into the World Trade Centre.
The new power that is coming, manifested in a five-year-old girl will sweep aside the four colleges of magic. Her mother takes her into hiding to protect her from the colleges. Her father, Denser of the Raven, sets out to find her.
The Raven travel to a new continent in search of mages to help the ruined college of Julatsa rebuild - and find themselves at the heart of an ancient curse that threatens to wipe out the elven race.
Candy Quakenbush from Chickentown, U.S.A., is about to embark on an epic journey that will change her boring life forever as she dives from a barren field in Minnesoat into the enormous Sea of Izabella. Over 100 full-colour images painted by Barker illuminate this imaginative text.
Two short science fiction novels doubled together in flip/reverse format.
Living robots are forced to march across barren deserts because the high-tech cities have judged their people unworthy and cast them out.
Sequel to PILLARS OF THE WORLD. An encroaching evil threatens the life of every witch, woman and Fae in the realm. And only the Bard, the Muse, and the Gatherer of Souls possess the power to stop the bloodshed.
Fantasy. Cazaril has been a soldier, a slave, a courier and a courtier. He gains employment now as secretary to the Royesse Iselle, sister to the heir of Chalion's throne. The position will bring him face-to-face with old enemies and with a curse that taints the royal family he serves. Recommended.
Vincent Ettrich discovers that he has died and been brought back to life - but with no idea why. Gradually he learns that he is needed so that his unborn son can be taught what he learned on the other side. But Vincent can remember none of that.
Sequel to HARLEQUIN (US title: THE ARCHER'S TALE). Young Thomas of Hookton is an archer in the army of Edward III in France during the Hundred Years War. His ultimate target is the man who brutally slaughtered his father and stole a cherished relic from the ancient Church in Hookton.
Alternate history essays from some of today's greatest historical minds.
Archaeologists open the wrong ancient tomb in an churchyard just outside Paris. American visitor Tara Mason finds herself being pursued by a powerful stranger. In a country estate where she has sought refuge, she is forced to trust a shadowy man who calls himself a guardian, sworn to protect the innocent from an evil that has seen her and seeks to possess her completely.
Kit tackles a challenge as dangerous as it is strange: rescue a young wizard who has vanished on his first assignment. This new wizard is unlike any other - he's autistic and he's a magical prodigy.
The first three in the YOUNG WIZARDS series - SO YOU WANT TO BE A WIZARD, DEEP WIZARDRY, and HIGH WIZARDRY - in a boxset.
Young wizards Kit and Nita have gone their separate ways. Nita learns her mother has cancer - a disease even wizardry is powerless against - until Nita enters a Faustian bargain with the Lone Power, the source of all death in the universe.
Bound to absolute loyalty by a magical ritual, the King's Blades are the finest swordsmen in all Chivial. And Sir Beaumont is possibly the brightest and best of them all - until he is sent on a dangerous mission to escort a royal princess from the treacherous court of the insane tyrant Igor. Recommended.
Omnibus contains CASTLE OF WIZARDRY and ENCHANTERS' END GAME.
The legendary collection, reissued for its 35th anniversary.
Jackal Segura's privileged life ends when she is wrongly convicted of a terrible crime. She is sentenced to Virtual Confinement, a punishment designed to simulate years of solitary imprisonment in a few months of real time. Eventually paroled, she struggles to come to terms with the strange country she has entered and the frightening after-effects of VC, until she finds the place called Solitaire.
With lancers and breech-loading rifles, with steamships and with galleys, the great general Belisarius is marching into the heartland of the Malwa Empire, the terrifying 6th century empire ruled by Link, the monstrous entity from the future. In a world aflame with treachery, assassination, and slaughter, he and his companions know only one thing: if they fail, their whole world is doomed to a living Hell for all time.
A group of Greek mercenaries set off to Persia to help a rebellious foreign general named Cyrus.
The sequel to LADY COTTINGHAM'S PRESSED FAIRY BOOK. Along with its tale of Cottington family deviance, this 64 page artifact offers evidence of the existence of fairies.
The year is 1771, and the American war for independence is coming. Jamie Fraser, torn between his oath to the Crown and the changing times, stands in the shadow of the fiery cross - a standard that leads nowhere but to the bloody brink of war.
Canadian writer. 25th century Earth is a backwater planet under the thumb of the Spark Lords and life is dull but comfortable for Philmon Abu Dhubhai and the other teachers at a third-rate private school for second-rate rich kids. But all that changes when a female student is found murdered by an unknown alien organism. Suddenly Philemon finds himself trapped in a web of conspiracy that could involve the Spark Lords, even the League of Peoples itself.
Original essays on Tolkien and Middle-Earth from major fantasy writers: Martin, Card, Pratchett, Turtledove, Feist, Le Guin, Wolfe, de Lint, Anderson and more. 24 b/w John Howe illustrations.
Since vampires have been given equal rights by the Supreme Court, Anita has been such a scourge on their community that they call her The Executioner. But now that a serial killer has started preying on them they are forced to go to her for help.
Two short science fiction novels doubled together (flip-reverse).
Before Kendi learned to use his talent for navigating the plane of mental existence known as the Dream, he had to escape his physical existence as a slave.
Maureen Pierce has led an ordinary life, but everything changes when she meets Brian Albion. He claims she carries a blood legacy that goes back to the old country where deadly battles are still fought with magic, and a woman who carries the blood of the Old Ones is a prize to be desired - or a threat to be destroyed.
Sequel to ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT - a fantasy featuring William Shakespeare. Lady Silver, who loves both Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, has come to London to track down a creature of supernatural might and vaulting ambition that poses a danger to both playwrights.
Shakespeare's first love - and its magical twists and turns... young Will Shakespeare's wife and newborn child disappear, drawing the Bard into a realm beyond imagination. Scene: A world not of this world, but in it - where a transparent palace hangs suspended in mid-air and tiny fairies twinkle here and there, where a traitorous king holds court before elven lords and ladies - and where fantastical tragedies and capricious comedies reach out to entangle mortal souls.
Crystal worker Tiann is experimenting with a new kind of crystal when she starts to have visions. A latent talent for geomancy, the most powerful of the Secret Arts, is awakened. Falsely accused of sabotage by a rival, she flees, following her visions to Tirthax, where a nightmare awaits her.
Six original novellas from modern masters of vampire fiction: Nancy Collins, Tanith Lee, Kim Newman, S. P. Somtow, Brian Stableford, and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.
A Bolo Mark XXXIII leads in an all-out strike against the Aetryx. But the battle turns into disaster and Col. John Streicher and his men and Bolos find themselves stranded in the hellfire of battle as Bolo battles Bolo-human hybrid. Then they uncover a hidden secret with staggering implications. What if the Aetryx aren't slavers after all?
Conclusion to the series, the forces of Russia lay waste to the New World, and English troops make landfall, determined to reconquer the colonies. Trapped in between lies a motley crew who must save humanity.
18-year-old Ned Wilcox comes by the barracks for Troop D of the Pennsylvania state police and mows the lawn, washes windows, and shovels snow. It's his way of holding onto his father, a Trooper killed in the line of duty in an automobile accident. Then he looks through a window of a shed behind the barracks and sees the vintage Buick Roadmaster. Just like his father did before him, he wants answers. And the secret begins to stir.
After a long silence, a new novel from the Canadian author. Eron Osa had faced the ultimate penalty. Not death, but the removal of his fam. Without the augmentation of his brain by his electronic familiar, he barely functions amid the bewildering complexities of everyday 761st century life on Splendid Wisdom. The crime he committed must have been terrible indeed to warrant such a dreadful punishment. If only he could remember what it was!
Sixteen-year-old Eliana studies at the Conservatory of Music and hopes for a prestigious Imperial Court appointment. But beyond the conservatory walls is a land blighted by war and famine, and dominated by the religious order known as the Fedeli. When a classmate is brutally killed by the Fedeli for clinging to forbidden ways, Elena decides to escape the Circle's power. But what she finds outside the conservatory walls shakes her to the core.
A world rediscovers an ancient magic and learns the price to be paid for repeating history. Basil St. Cloud - a young history master - believes that the ancient kings, now long deposed, were guided by a true magic that sustained the land. And he isn't alone in this belief. A secret Royalist movement is growing, demanding the return of the ancient rituals. But when Basil falls in love with a descendent of the royal line, he finds himself caught up in events beyond his control.
A new, standalone VALDEMAR fantasy. The prickly weapons master Alberich was once a Captain in the Army of Karse, a kingdom at war with Valdemar for decades. But when he took a stand for what he believes in and defects, he is chosen to serve the queen of Valdemar by one of the magical Companion horses.
Valdemar. Skif (first met in ARROWS OF THE QUEEN) is a homeless orphan who lives with a gang of juvenile pickpockets ... until he is 'Chosen' by one of Valdemar's magical horses and becomes a Herald serving the Queen.
So - you think you're an expert on the Discworld?
During WWII a spacecraft crashes to Earth and is captured by the Nazis. Now Allied forces send a suicide squad to either retrieve the aliens and their secrets - or destroy them. But there is a traitor among them.
The high price of getting even is explored by Reichert, West, Hoffman, Elrod, Nye, Scarborough, Odom, Rusch, Braunbeck and others.
A collection of his sf stories.
Five miles long and one mile high, carrying a million passengers to a new and promised land, the good ship Hope was the fulfilment of a philanthropist's dream. Yet a generation later, land has not been sighted, rust cakes her gigantic hull, in the bowels sinister creatures proliferate and her motley human cargo dance, degenerate or die.
Young Brierly thinks she is the last Sh'ari witch in the world, the others hunted down and killed by the Allemani seafarers. Even so, she acts as a healer, bringing solace to the very people who obliterated her race. But during the course of saving the life of a nobleman's wife she stumbles into a web of deceit and power struggles.
Illustrated gift book, containing a new Dragonrider story as well as three beloved Pern stories: "Runner of Pern", "The Smallest Dragonboy", and "The Girl Who Heard Dragons".
Colonial Carolina, 1699: legal clerk Matthew Corbett and magistrate Isaac Woodwoard are called to Fount Royal to rid the settlement of a suspected witch. Matthew slowly realizes that everyone involved is hiding something, even the magistrate.
Kevin McConnell and his family are determined to uncover the truth behind the death of Lacey Preston. She had a star contract with Paradise pictures and now she is dead. Suicide? Murder? Spontaneous human combustion? They hunt for the truth, while hiding mental powers too dangerous to unleash and too strong to control.
Series conclusion. Livak, bored with winter in the Kellarin colony, decides to accompany Ryshad and Temar to the southern settlement established by the original colonists. She doesn't reckon on the pirates looting the midway islands. Meanwhile in Hadrumal, the wizards are increasingly enmeshed in their own politics...
When the passengers and crew of the Shadowmoon - a small wooden schooner - witness the awful power of Silverdeath, an uncontrollable doomsday weapon, they realize they must act before Silverdeath rains destruction across their entire world.
The three novels of the series in a single volume: HUNTER'S MOON, THE SUMMER KING, and THE LIGHT-BEARER'S DAUGHTER.
2nd in the series. Lawson the Vampire is protecting a young friend with devastating supernatural abilities from a rogue group of the undead intent on using him for their own nefarious purposes.
Two novels in the romantic Valerian vampire saga - together in one volume: TIME WITHOUT END and TONIGHT AND ALWAYS.
3rd in the alternate history GHOST trilogy. In Russia Johan Eschbach discovers what new weapons technology is being developed there, a threat even more fearsome than the atomic bombs of Austro-Hungary.
Corus is a world of humans, also strange animals and supernatural creatures. When young herder Alcuis is captured and enslaved, he gradually realizes that he and his talent have a central role to play.
Third in the cycle of OAK, YEW, ASH AND ROWAN. For the first time, the Riders of the Ice Dragons appear, and it is time for the Queen to give up her game of pitting one faction against another. Four great armies are assembled, but the Great Foulness is still at large.
Cohen the Barbarian comes back from retirement for one last quest. He's going to climb the highest mountan in Discworld and meet his gods. He doesn't like the way they let men grow old and die.
Twenty famous stories, inspired by the master of horror, are gathered in this collection of stories from the pages of WEIRD TALES magazine.
The Old Rich, who have made their millions from the royalties on their world-famous nursery rhymes, are being slaughtered in Toy City. A psychopath is on the loose and he must be stopped. It's a job for Toy City's only remaining detective: Eddie Bear.
Born in Imperial Rome, Marius experiences the tragic loss of the vampire Pandora, his lover and fledgling creation. Marius survives the fall of Rome, the Dark Ages and the Black Death, emerging in the Italian Renaissance to create magnificent paintings and another vampire - the boy Armand. Moving from Italy, Dresden, Paris, the English castle of the secret and scholarly order of the Talamasca, the story culminates in a jungle paradise where the oldest of the vampires reigns supreme.
Renaissance man Dr. John Dee is whisked from Venice to the year 2099 by one of the aliens known as the Roc. Humankind is about to unveil a weapon so terrifying it could mean either the end of war or the end of all humanity.
Olympia has long reigned as the Enforcer of Washington D. C. - one of a group of elite vampires who serve and protect their secret community. But now her devoted human servant is questioning her command, a secret government project is close to uncovering the existence of vampires, and she has fallen in love with the head of the project. Worse yet, she has a rival for her position as Enforcer.
Sequel to THE PROBABILITY BROACH. It is an America with no government, police or taxes. Drugs are available from vending machines and everyone owns a gun. But there is peace - until rebels insist upon establishing a government and regulations. Detective Win Bear must track down the terrorists who are bombing buildings and killing people and threatening his libertarian paradise.
An early 20th century alternate world, different from our own in subtle ways. Faris is banished to the College of Greenlaw, where she proves to be an apt student. Recommended.
The world of HUNGER and THE LAST VAMPIRE is continued. Here the enigmatic and alluring Lilith, first wife of Adam - and ur-mother of all vampires is featured.
Miriam Blaylock (of THE HUNGER) is still following the dry creekbed of her thirst. For years she has eluded the pursuit of Interpol agent Paul Ward. But now the two of them have set traps for another, each the predator and each the prey, revolving in a dance of complemented obsession.
New in the AVARYAN series. A wave of evil has washed across a thousand worlds, turning souls without number into mute, blind slaves. Not even the powers of Lady Merian, heir to Avaryan, can halt its advance. Only Daros, a wild and reckless young mage, dares confront the evil.
A world of sorcerers and warriors, magic and intrigue, in the Holy Land of 1191 A.D. In Cyprus, Richard the Lionheart's mother makes a deal with the sorcerer Sinan, the Old Man of the Mountain, to grant Richard victory over Saladin at any cost. Only Sinan knows that the victory will cost the king his immortal soul. Richard's only opportunity to save both his Crusade and his soul is his sister Sioned, heir to the faery sight and the demonic powers of the Devil's brood of Anjou.
The 1949 influential classic of non-Aristotelian logic and the coming race of supermen is reissued.
The People's Republic of Haven seems to have been decisively defeated by Manticore - but that has given the Empire of Silesia a clear field for its own plans of territorial expansion. And Haven has secretly been building a new fleet in a distant star system. Honor Harrington has learned of the Havenite plan, but unless she can convince the Silesian commanders that they must unite against a common enemy, the Havenites may have both Silesia and Manticore handed to them on a silver platter. Comes with a CD-rom containing the complete Honor Harrington series.
The new Repairman Jack. In the Borough of Queens, a house is haunted by the ghost of a nine-year-old girl as the forces of evil seem about to triumph and fill the world with eternal darkness.
The new Saint-Germain historical vampire novel is set in a bloody period of Indian history in the 14th century. The Count is captured by the Mongol conquerer Timur and his vampiric nature is partially revealed.
Set in the court of Charlemagne the Great, this is the 15th novel in the vampire Le Comte de Saint-Germain, who now meets a solitary albino woman who is accused of witchcraft.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Xanth, the first three books in the series are published together in a single, omnibus edition.
A mysterious imperator prepares to seize his birthright from the nine hybrid barons fighting for domination of Earth. All that stands between freedom and extinction is Kane and his renegade force of exiles.
A collection of stories set in Beerlight.
After the startling news of his father's suicide, Henry is returning to the quiet town where he grew up. Too quiet. His girlfriend is waiting on her dying mother and her living dreams. Too quiet. His boyhood friend is mysteriously drawn to something inside an abandoned mine. Too quiet. And throughout the town, the darkness in all of them is beginning to stir.
A ghost story set in the glittering world of Hollywood, where nothing is what it seems - even Death. Recommended.
Secret agent Giraut Leone, of EARTH MADE OF GLASS, is forced to return to work for the hated Office of Special Projects. A new movement on Earth seeks to use the recorded personalities of the dead as their helpless virtual reality playthings. To the worlds of the interstellar Thousand Cultures, where the reborn are accepted as normal citizens, it's a monstrous crime and reinforces their distaste for humanity. If Giraut cannot stop Earth from ratifying its plans, the entire structure of galactic human civilization will collapse.
Before young Merlin can unite all the creatures of Fincayra to stand against the might of an evil warlord, he must conquer his own inner rage.
4th Darkover omnibus: contains THE SPELL SWORD and THE FORBIDDEN TOWER: four people who challenge the ancient laws of the matrix towers.
In a world slipping toward disaster, but distracted by the false hopes and illusory paradises of virtual reality, Hal Halliday is taken into the lurid world of the sex sites in VR.
Khaavren, Pel, Aerich and Tazendra believe the age of adventure is over. But the enemies of the Empire still prowl its edges, inscrutable doings are up at Dzur Mountain, and unexpectedly, a surviving Phoenix Heir, young Zerika, is found.
Elspeth's mission to seal an alliance between the secret Misfit community at Obernewtyn and the rebel forces rumoured to be hiding in the capital will take her far beyond the borders of the Land. She discovers that she will need the help of the people who dwell in a mysterious desert. And she must learn why the Beforetimers destroyed their world...
The war of gods erupts across Britain as Balor prepares to usher in eternal night. Mankind's champions are scattered and broken after their terrible defeat.
The alien atevi enter the treacherous politics of space travel - as their one human negotiator is caught in the throes of mutiny.
Concludes the second trilogy. A human delegate is trapped in a distant star system facing a potentially bellicose alien ship.
The malevolent Dark Lord has unleashed the Weirgates and so Elena sends her allies out to battle the flood of evil. Twins Mogweed and Fardale seek to break the curse that robs them of their shape-changing birthright, and Elena's brother Joach must evade the desert sandsharks if he is to master his own elemental power.
The classic Mesklin novels MISSION OF GRAVITY, STARLIGHT, and the classic essay 'Whirligig World' in a single volume.
Erotic tales of magic and mystery from Joyce Carol Oates, Tanith Lee, Jane Yolen, Neil Gaiman, Pat Murphy, Michael Swanwick, and many others.
Driven by her family's murder to join the rebel star pilots of the Alliance's elite and mysterious Tenebrea fighting wing, Andrea Flores is on the brink of saving her people from their brutal alien overlords. Yet, even as victory seems within her grasp, a shocking betrayal by the one closest to her leaves her reeling.
Omnibus of the 3 horror novels published under the Samuel M. Key pseudonym.
New in the Newford series of urban fantasy. We are reunited here with old friends, and meet many new characters.
The fact that a dozen or more humanoid alien infants have been brought to Earth to be given into the care of major Earth governments is stunning yet distant news to a household of political outcasts in a midwestern Canadian city - until one comes to live in the house, with all the attendant government surveillance.
They've tasted defeat. Now the men and women of the Fleet live only for victory. Stories from Niven, Drake, Stasheff, Perry, Duane, Gygax, Wurts, Sheckley, Nye, and more.
Los Angeles prosecutor, sleuth and forensic lanthanomancer Lee Enfield relies on her mystic Sight and the help of her fayhound partner Gelert to gather the truth from suspects and crime scenes. But her investigation of the shooting of an Alfen media exec uncovers only deeper mysteries. Soon she is in pursuit of a deadly plot against Elves, and the Elf-King himself is implicated. Lee and Gelert must secretly inflitrate Alfheim, a universe forbidden to mortals.
Sequel to THE EYRE AFFAIR. Thursday Next returns home one day to discover that her husband actually drowned 38 years ago, and only Thursday has any memory of him at all. Determined to get Landen back, she must contend with migrating wooly mammoths, the Flopsy Bunnies, a flurry of near-fatal coincidences, and impending Armageddon.
In Eileanan, the sea-dwelling Fairgain have refused to sign the Pact of Peace. Driven by ancient hatreds, they have devoted themselves to destroying all who dwell upon the land. To help bring peace, Iseult's flame-haired twin Isabeau must face her most difficult challenge yet.
With winter descending and the paralyzing dread of an army of annihilation occupying their homeland, Richard Rahl and his wife Kahlan venture deep into a strange and desolate land, prey to a tireless hunter. Meanwhile Lauren finds herself drawn into a struggle for conquest and revenge, her will seized by abhorrent forces.
Ballas steals what he thinks to be a trinket from a young priest who saved him from a beating. But it was no trinket - it is called a monument and it will bring a god of chaos and destruction into the world. So now Ballas, a drunk and a vagrant, has that power.
The apprentice is a pivotal figure in fantasy. Original short stories that explore this figure from: West, de Lint, Friesner, Bischoff, Huff, Patton, Reichert and others.
Retrospective collection of short stories.
Gypsum LaZelle is a misfit in a family of spellcasters - she possesses no magical ability whatsoever. Until the day she becomes gravely ill, and discovers that her Transition has occurred at last, bestowing upon her a strange and frightening power.
A time-warp machine offering the ultimate travel experience is ready to take off to the Cretaceous Period when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Now paleontologist Rick Clements and a select group of tourists have arrived - unfortunately, just in time to witness the meteor that once laid waste to the planet 65 million years ago.
From humanity's first meeting with the zors, it's been war. And when the zors decide to mount a surprise attack on Earth colonies outside their sphere of influence, Earth decides that something must be done. A controversial scholar named Marais has spent his life studying the zors and claims he can solve the problem. He's given command of the fleet, which may turn out to be a mistake. Marais has come to believe himself to be the mythic Dark Wing that will exterminate the zor, and he will not accept a return to the status quo.
The enemy, Robert Douglas, the greatest sorcerer Lusara has ever known, brought together the Key and the Calyx, hoping for enlightenment and power. Instead the Ally, Jenn, must save her magic-gifted people the Salti Pazar from the Angel of Darkness in one final struggle...
Trennt, a courier for the U. S. government before solar convulsions and seismic upheavals wreaked havoc on Earth's crops and the stability of governments, has undertaken a mission to Wyoming. He must retrieve samples and files from a secret project there that might hold the key to the restoration of the United Staes.
It is the near future and Dr. Jonathan Briggs is wrestling with a dilemma that has plagued men for centuries: is consciousness unique or is man no more than a sophisticated machine? Routine tests turn up two subjects with identical profiles - where the first subject died a year before the second was born. As he struggles with the suggestion of reincarnation, a tragedy transforms it into an obsession that could change the world - or destroy him.
When teenage cyber-whiz Tech penetrates a secret zone of the Virtual Network where no one has ever gone, he attracts the unwanted attention of powerful people who want the code he used - and will do anything to get it.
New in the Judiciary universe: Andrej Kosciusko (featured in AN EXCHANGE OF HOSTAGES) is caught up in a conspiracy between political backstabbing and military corruption.
In a future world barely touched by the passing of centuries, Hariba and Akhmim are a pair of misfits in a society that refuses to acknowledge their humanity.
Fleeing the scene of his latest mission, Val Con yos'Phelium finds himself saving the life of ex-mercenary Miri Robertson, a young Tarren on the run from interplanetary assassins. They struggle to elude their enemies and stay alive without slaying each other or yielding to the unexpected passion that flares between them.
9 interwoven stories set in a near-future, 2020-2040, where justice is blind and the ranks of the disenfranchised have swollen to a toxic level. High-tech rules the day, but human nature, for better or worse, remains constant.
Bibi Brown is the first man in 11 generations of Browns not to have taken his own life. Except that is, for his mysterious Uncle Otto - a legendary and eccentric junk collector living on the Hope Valley Hubcap Ranch. Bibi sets off across an absurd landscape to find his Uncle Otto and discover the meaning of life.
Welcome to Blackwood Farm: soaring white columns, spacious drawing rooms, sun-drenched gardens, and a dark strip of the dense Sugar Devil Swamp. This is the world of Quinn Blackwood, a brilliant young man haunted since birth by a mysterious doppelganger, a spirit known as Goblin - a being from a dream world that Quinn can't escape. And when Quinn is made a vampire, his doppelganger becomes absolutely insufferable.
277th century: Earth is dead and humanity is spread across the galaxy in colonies. To these new worlds come the apparently invincible Immortals. Even so, a small group on the planet Pentecost sets out to challenge them.
Hans Rebka (of CONVERGENT SERIES and TRANSVERGENCE) had solved the mystery of the gigantic millions-years-old Artifacts, and he had defeated the Zardalu, one-time tyrannical rulers of the galaxy. But that was only a warm-up for the main event. In one arm of the galaxy, something is destroying whole stellar systems. Rebka discovers a battle underway to determine the ultimate fate of the galaxy.
Amost 25 years after the events in THE DARK GLORY WAR: Will is a street thief and a city boy. But when he is kidnapped by a mysterious man known as Kedyn's Crow and his Vorquelf companion Resolute, Will realizes that it is his fate to rid the world of a mounting evil. He is thrown into a world of plotting and politics, wandering and warfare, the cornerstone of a growing band of companions.
A novel of interstellar exploration from the author of CHRONOSPACE: the story of the first interstellar colonists and the mysterious planet that becomes their home.
2000 Clarke nominee, Hugo nominee. In 1942 Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse is assigned to Detachment 2702 on a secret mission to keep the Nazis ignorant of the fact that Allied Intelligence has cracked the enemy's fabled Enigma code. It is a cryptographic chess match dictated by abstract mathematical analyses which are then translated into action by gung-ho Sergeant Bobby Shaftoe. In the present, Waterhouse's crypto-hacker grandson, Randy, has joined forces with Shaftoe's tough-as-nails granddaughter, Amy Shaftoe, to create a 'data haven' in the South Pacific, free from repression and scrutiny. Their attempts to thwart the governments and multinationals attacking Randy's endeavour leads them to a sunken Nazi submarine that holds the key to keeping Randy's company afloat - and to a massive conspiracy with roots in Detachment 2702 that could mean a future of personal and digital liberty...or universal totalitarianism reborn.
Psychologist Will Banning has no explanation for the increasingly bizarre paranoia afflicting the inhabitants of Caledonia. Many see terrifying visions and hear ominous voices, commanding them to do unspeakable things. Commanded, they obey. Will can only confront this evil by confronting the locked memories of his own past.
New Mexico State Trooper Lee Nez cannot long conceal his identity as a Navajo Nightwalker from FBI agent Diane Lopez. Together they are hunting three vampires. To compound the problem, Lee is being hunted himself - by Navajo skinwalkers, shapechangers, eager to attain immortality by drinking his blood.
4th century BC, the Greek trading city of Rhodes: two young cousins plan an audacious trading voyage that will take them far from Asia Minor to the coasts of faraway Italy. They will buy and sell along the way - if they can elude the massed strength of the Carthaginian fleet.
Alternate history. Elizabethan England has been tranformed by Spanish conquerors - where the question "Is England to be or not to be?" can only be answered by a man named William Shakespeare.
Tir Tanagiri now faces civil war and the warrior Sulien ap Gwien must take up arms once more. Where once her enemies were invaders and usurpers, now they are former comrades and loved ones. As the conflict tears her country and her family apart, and lifelong friends meet their destinies, Sulien must fight harder and harder to hold on to Urdo's dream of a kingdom ruled by justice and one law for all subjects.
Canadian author. A nuclear strike on a deep sea vent is designed to kill an ancient microbe accidentally released by the amphibious humans called rifters. It misses the target. After an enormous tidal wave kills thousands, a woman in a black wet suit emerges from the ocean and walks onto a Pacific Northwest beach. The beach is filled with the oppressed and drugged homeless of the Asian subcontinent, who have gotten only this far in their attempt to reach North America. Is the new arrival a goddess or a monster? One thing is for sure: all hell is breaking loose.
Stranded on a barbaric world, Prince Roger MacClintock and his Royal Marines have won a major battle against local tyranny, thus earning the allies they sorely need if they're to make it home. But they have also made enemies, and half a world still separates them from the the enemy-held spaceport where they must face the energy weapons of a modern fortress with nothing more than those objects you frequently see soldiers carrying around, especially when charging, but the word escapes me.
Technology stops and magic begins to work. As people around him turn into monsters and angels, former lawyer Cal Griffin must band with a group of outcasts to find and destroy the evil heart of this bizarre phenomenon.
Return to the underwater world of Captain Andre Nemo. The enigmatic seafarer battles fierce pirates, is marooned on a mysterious island, survives the Charge of the Light Brigade, and tends the wounded with Florence Nightingale.
Allied with a tribe of women warriors, Ryan Cawdor and his survivalists still seek the Illuminated Ones, a pre-dark sect who may possess secret knowledge of Deathlands. But their quarry has unleashed a deadly plague in a twisted plot to cleanse the earth.
From the author of THE PLAGUE TALES comes the story of the infamous French nobleman Gilles de Rais, also known as Bluebeard. Another criminal mastermind is simultaneously explored, this one living in modern day Los Angeles.
The planet is spiraling into environmental disaster, with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of millions. Martin Humphries knows that space-based industry is the way of the future. But unlike his competitor Randolph, he does not care if Earth perishes in the process. So, as Randolph flies toward the Asteroid Belt aboard a fushion-propelled spacecraft, Humphries makes his move.
Lady Teldra tracks Vlad Taltos down in his jungle hideout to enlist his help. His friends Morrolan and Aliera have disappeared and neither sorcery nor telepathy can locate them. This time he must rescue them not from the realm of the Gods but from the Jenoine, the inscrutable and powerful beings who were the makers of Dragaera and the masters of its gods.
Reared as a motherless child by a doting father, Rebekah grows to be a stunning beauty. Chosen by God to be wife of the youthful Isaac, she gets caught up in an emotional maelstrom as she struggles to find her place in the family of Abraham. When she is finally blessed with twins, she finds herself locked in conflict with Isaac over the destiny of their sons.
After the Age of Misrule comes a new Dark Age - creatures of myth and legend have returned and a beleagured Britain needs new heroes: a new Knights Templar. But as society disintegrates, the Knights must call on the pagan gods of Celtic myth if the human race is to survive.
The throne was her destiny - until Princess Pheresa lost her groom, Mandria's heir, to the dark magic. Now her fate is uncertain. Her enemies are strong. And her only ally is the last man she would ever choose - and the one man she should never love.
Series conclusion. Young wit'ch Elena faces the Dark Lord of Gul'gotha, confronting the evil sorcerer in the depths of the enemy stronghold. But even if her opponent is defeated, the magicks that would be released may tear apart the land of Alasea, destroying friend and foe alike.
Sequel to FIRST TRUTH. Alissa never believed in magic - but now an ancient book calls out to her - and threatens those that she loves. It is in the hands of Bailic, the renegade Keeper who rules the Hold. He has seized the book "First Truth", but it thwarts his every attempt to use it to raise the might of the city of the dead.
Eight people are trapped inside the Xymos Corporation's fabrication plant in the Nevada desert. Outside are a predatory swarm of microparticles that they themselves created. The swarm is growing by the hour - and they must find a way to stop it before it gets inside - unless it's already too late.
Plastic surgery is only the beginning. Here are cutting-edge tales, exploring the ways technology will release us from the flesh, from Poul Anderson, Greg Egan, Michael Swanwick , Pat Cadigan, Michael Cassutt, Robert Reed, Ian MacLeod, Geoffrey Landis, Stephen Baxter, and Paul McAuley.
A collection of Davidson's historical fantasy, tales of the strange Mitteleuropas, and of magic in Victorian England and on the American frontier.
Three fast-moving adventures in one volume. In Dickson's HOUR OF THE HORDE an outnumbered galactic legion faces a merciless alien horde. In Dickson's WOLFLING, the people of primitive Earth were dubbed 'wolflings' by the galaxy's rulers -- until Jim Kell went to the rulers' Throne World. In GREMLINS GO HOME by Bova and Dickson, we learn that elves, gremlins and leprechauns are really aliens marooned on Earth centuries ago. Now they can go home - if they can hijack NASA's Mars rocket!
It is the aftermath of the Chain of Dogs and Coltaine is dead. The untried new Adjunct Tavore must raise an army to withstand the Sha'ik's Whirlwind - her only hope the few remaining veterans from Coltaine's march.
The tale of Bluebeard is retold as the story of Elias Fitcher, a charismatic preacher in New York State who has proclaimed 1843 as the last year of the world.
In one volume: THE LEGEND OF DEATHWALKER, WINTER WARRIORS, and HERO IN THE SHADOWS.
Owen Deathstalker is dead ... but the Deathstalker Legacy remain. The long-awaited new installment in the DEATHSTALKER SERIES.
Fantasies featuring ancient Egypt. Huff, Nye, Lindskold, Reichert, Patton, Foster are among the contributors.
Rosa Coleman takes her young son and leaves an abusive husband and post-Civil War Philadelphia to make her way across the continent into Alaska to start anew in the gold fields there. But her harsh journey does not prepare her for what awaits her. Something not of this world approaches her and reveals the universe's secrets to her. She has a role in bringing peace to Earth.
Long awaited: new science fiction from the author of THE CENTAURI DEVICE. On the barren surface of an asteroid, buried deep in the galaxy beneath the unbearable light of the Kefahuchi Tract, lie three objects: an abandoned spacecraft, a pair of what looks like bone dice, and a human skeleton.
The first authorized guide to Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar, including a new novella by Mercedes Lackey, an exclusive interview with her, a new Valdemar essay by her, detailed summaries of all the novels, an historical overview, a concordance of major characters, events and settings, maps and line art, the songs of Valdemar, plus a section on the diverse Valdemar fan clubs.
We return to Fitz, a few months after the events chronicled in THE LIVESHIP TRADERS. Fitz has become a hermit, and nothing can bring him out of his isolation until he gets news he cannot ignore: Prince Dutiful, the young heir to the Farseer throne, is missing. Recommended.
Of the original population that colonized the planet Xilan five centuries before, a mere handful of descendants remain, including Gareth. Much has been lost over the years, including their technology. When a new expedition arrives from Earth, a clash between the 'primitives' and their 'rescuers' becomes inevitable, and Gareth must make a decision...
THE MARKED MAN and LAST RECALL in a single volume. Earth is divided by genetics. Some are determined to return the human race to its original form. But others believe the world belongs to the genetically engineered.
Famous weasel detective Montagn Sylver suspects that someone is deliberately sending vampires to Welkin. Ghostly ships are arriving, filled with coffins stuffed with vampire voles. It is becoming tiresome.
Third anthology to feature stories about the Knights Templar, with entries from Kurtz, Deborah Turner Harris, Patricia Kenneally-Morrison, Debra Doyle & James D. MacDonald, and many more.
The descendents of Murdo Ranulfson continue the search for the grail. A thousand years after its disappearance the grail, the Mystic Rose, has been found. The Knights Templar, led by the ruthless and corrupt Renaud de Bracineaux, will stop at nothing to get it. But one person stands in their way. Cait, an indomitable young woman from the windswept hills of northern Scotland, has determined to claim the prize for her own.
With its human crew aboard, the Bright Star reaches Croatan. It is a world light years from Earth, but one whose inhabitants originate from our distant past. This is the Second Sphere, the new home of mankind - and species long forgotten. It was supposed to be merely a test flight, but the crew find themselves in a storm of political and technological intrigue. The aliens responsible for the Second Sphere may have created a place of refuge, but they have also created an evolutionary battleground. Recommended.
Ebriel Serique and her family live a protected life in the last years of the 21st century, protected by the glass walls of their skyscraper apartment high above Paris - until one day Ebriel's husband and daughter are in a yacht and are murdered. The killers claim they crossed the Line of Partition onto the poverty-stricken other side. Ebriel begins to reevaluate her acceptance of the way her world is ordered.
After years of searching, Acorna has found both her people - the Linyaari - and the answers of her birth, and with them, a chance for happiness. But an expedition to the fabled Linyaari homeworld turns disastrous when people - including her beloved soulmate Aari - begin disappearing.
Two rival scientists, both working with the technologies of wellstone (a form of programmable matter) and collapsium (a crystal composed of miniature black holes), must put aside their differences when a ruthless saboteur precipitates an apocalyptic crisis that threatens the destruction of the solar system.
It is the 40th century. Librarians fight duels for the honor of their computers, railway captains die for the honour of their galley engines and technology is limited to biplanes and wind trains. A faint mirrorsun hangs in the night sky, a mysterious siren 'Call' lures people to their deaths, and an ancient, forgotten device threatens the world with a new ice age. Only one man knows how to stop it, but he has mysteriously disappeared. Recommended.
Susan Galina, on a luxury cruise, discovers that her favourite author, Max Merriwell, is also aboard ship. The two become friends, but the vacation turns dark as the ship passes into the Bermuda Triangle and Merriwell receives threatening notes signed by his own pseudonyms. Recommended.
Lysandra, the blind healer, and Cloud-dancer, her wolf companion, have returned to Ballinrigh intent on enthroning the one named the Font of Wisdom by the Thirteenth Scroll. They must bypass the eight rival barons vying for the crown if they are to save the realm of Aghamore.
The druid priestess Mirandel, in saving the Seven Circles, was forced to break the sacred law and was condemned to live seven lifetimes as a human. Now she has returned, a changed being. And now evil threatens the Circles again. Can she still defend the Circles?
Ross Murdock discovers evidence that someone has tampered with events in ancient Atlantis. Disguised as traders, they come to the Lost Continent and find the alien Baldies already in place. What are they up to?
The MAN-KZIN WARS novels CATHOUSE and THE CHILDREN'S WAR in an omnibus volume.
Discworld is an unpredictable place. For safety's sake you need a guide: the fully updated DISCWORLD COMPANION.
One moment Watchman Sam Vimes is fighting a ruthless murderer on top of the library of the Unseen University, the next he's thrown back into time. He meets his younger self and people from his past, as well as the killer from the future, and a city on the edge of revolt.
The music is intoxicating, pumping every drumbeat into the blood. No wonder it's become the most popular music in the world. Now, listen very closely. Can you hear what it is saying? Can you feel it? Can you resist its divinely terrifying powers? It's not a song. It's a mantra. It's not bliss. It's hell.
A routine case of spirit possession draws Merrily Watkins and her friend Loi Robinson into a tangle of trickery, deceit, corruption and sexual menace. They encounter the legacy and superstitions of Romani gypsies as they unravel the secrets of the village of Knight's Frome.
Rev. Merrily Watkins, exorcist for the Diocese of Hereford, has helped police find the home of the killer of several young women. Then her musician boyfriend Loi follows an unexpected path into the mind of the confessed murderer, while Merrily must quell her own revulsion in scrubbing away the psychic stain left by a dead monster.
Despite his employer's doubts that he is an authentic detective, Quigley is called in to investigae Lady Sally's establishment, a reputable place that caters to adults of all species and tastes. Lady Sally was the wife of the proprietor of the famous Callahan's Place.
Thru, a watermot, has made himsellf a household name by his exploits in the great war against Man the Cruel. But now the war has drifted out to sea and he will have to find his sea legs. And he will have to choose among three females who each claim a part of his heart.
608 pages of all-new all-original stories hand-picked to galvanize the field and redefine the genre, with contributions from: Asaro, Barrett, Baxter, Benford, Cacek, Dann, Di Filippo, Disch, Hand, Haldeman, Hoffman, Kelly, Le Guin, Mayhar, Malzberg, Koja, Moorcock, Morrell, Niven, Oates, Reed, Rucker, Shirley, Sarrantonio, Schneider, Simmons, Smith, Turtledove, Vardeman, Wells, Whitton, and Wolfe. Recommended.
A collection of five novellas, all speculative fiction, from the pen of the author of HYPERION.
Conclusion to the future history series, telling the tale of Adam Zimmerman, developer of the technology of emortality, and his long-delayed awakening into the 35th century.
A new band of heroes must take up arms agains the darkness in a world already rocked by conflict.
Non-fiction: what the future of technology and society will bring.
It's a chair that has been passed down through the generations. But 10-year-old Joey doesn't dare go near it, even though it seems terribly important to Joey's father and uncle. Because the chair is part of a family tradition. A tradition in which Joey must take his place - no matter how terrifying...
A terrible civil war has torn apart the kingdom of Detina. The tide has started to turn in favour of the South's larger population and greater wealth, but the war is far from over: sorcery is unpredictable, and when spells misfire, crucial battles are lost. And now the South must battle the North on its own ground, which will prove treacherous and deadly.
The horror anthologies MASQUES III and MASQUES IV reissued in a single volume. Bradbury, Masterton, Simmons and F. Paul Wilson are among those represented.
Former lawyer Cal Griffin has united a small group of outcasts to battle the chaos that results as magic eclipses technology across America. Led by the visions of a lunatic and the fragile song of a blind man, they search for the source of the unholy phenomenon.
On a mission to retrieve an ancient relic, the Soul Drinkers Chapter of the Space Marines is forced to make the impossible choice between remaining loyal to the Emperor of Mankind and being true to themselves.
As the New Republic is besieged by the merciless Yuuzhan Vong, Leia faces a terrible ultimatum while her younger son Anakin lays out a daring plan to lead a Jedi strike force into the heart of enemy territory. This book includes THE NEW JEDI ORDER: RECOVERY, previously available only as an E-book.
History, background, episode-by-episode analysis, photos, production designs and details, props, memorabilia, cast bios and interviews. DVD contains "The Arrival" plus an alternate version of "The Chimes of Big Ben".
And just where, exactly, is the Klingon homeworld? And after just which Shell station do we take the first left?
As Bajorans and Cardassians struggle to find peace, the station finds a source of new hope - and peril - in an alien religious alliance. Meanwhile, the Defiant encounters an alien artifact that begins to reverse Dr. Julian Bashir's genetic enhancements.
Tie-in to new Xbox game set in 1930s America, which is divided up into warring factions vying for control of the skies. Ace pilots Nathan Zachary and Paladin Blake, along with the notorious sky gangster Jonathan "Genghis" Kahn, lead their squadrons of rogues and privateers through dangerous sky missions.
Twenty years have passed since Beldinas the Kingpriest assumed the throne. Now evil threatens the realm and Beldinas must turn to his loyal lieutenant Cathan for help. With the Knights of the Divine Hammer he strives to extinguish a foul sorcery.
The new series featuring Drizzt Do'Urden. ***.
After the end of the Dominion War Kirk and Picard arrive on Bajor to dive among the ruins of an ancient city. But then the small group of scientists the captains have joined suddenly find their equipment sabotaged - isolating them from Deep Space Nine. And a murderer is stalking them, one by one.
Teenager Clark Kent must use his growing power to deal with the strange creatures and deadly superfoes that have begun to appear in Smallville, Kansas ever since a deadly meteor shower. Spiritual guru Donald Jacobi has set up a web site to sell the strange green meteorites and amasses a fortune as well as startling control over his followers.
The shattering conclusion to the acclaimed Gateways series features stories from Diane Carey, Peter David, Keith R. A. Decandido, Christie Golden, Robert J. Greenberger, and Susan Wright.
The three initial DRAGONLANCE novels in a single volume - now with annotations!
The fall of Coruscant during the war against the Yuuzhan Vong leaves the Republic on the edge of collapse. A faction opposed to the ways of the Force has devised a terrifying weapon designed to annhilate the Yuuzhan Vong. But this will open the door to the power of the dark side.
A collection of stories that follows the adventures of the 500-year-old Genevieve Dieudonne and the playwright-actor Detlef Sierck.
Using correspondence, reports and essays, the background to the WAR OF SOULS is elaborated.
Novelization of the Sci Fi Channel miniseries that spans three generations, combining action and adventure, romance and betrayal, intriuge and government policy. Three intertwined families confront what it means to be TAKEN.
Herla, the new king of the isle of Morien, is forbidden by ancient law from dealing with shipwrecked elves by casting them back into the oceans, and so he is reduced to maintaining a careful watch on their presence. But now calamities of all sorts have begun to erupt all over his island.
In the blasted ruins of Tilverton, demons stalk the shadows. In Evereska and Cormyr alliances crumble. In the sun-baked deserts of Anauroch, an empire of darkness is established. In the soul of a tortured elf, the future is decided.
From set designs to character development, the most complete, official tour behind-the-scenes at STAR WARS: EPISODE II ATTACK OF THE CLONES.
Teen Clark Kent must master his alien abilities as readiation from the glowing green meteor fragments mutate his townspeople. Only Clark has the power to protect Smallville.
A once-heroic paladin has turned to evil and enlisted an army of gnolls to help retrieve a powerful relic, reputed to be kept in the vaults of the City of Fire. Can a party of four stop an army of hundreds?
The alien Chiar make a terrible mistake when they attempt to use their advanced nanotechnology to turn the power of the Borg to their own uses.
Chaos erupts aboard the station and a fragile alliance shatters as the crew embarks on a desperate search for a killer in their midst. Meanwhile, aboard the Defiant, the chance to right a past tragedy proves too tempting for a commander to resist.
Malcolm Reed, the starship's security officer, is shattered by the death of a young officer - a death for which he is entirely responsible.
The Specials, 10 years after their standoff against the government, reunite when the Special known as Critical Maas take the city of Chicago hostage. Now a group of Maas's former friends take the city back in exchange for a pardon from the government.
Civil war in the Inquisition: secret agents and other mysterious figures are planning to inflict mind-slavery on the human race in an attempt to create a psychic doomsday weapon. Jaq Draco, formerly a loyal inquisitor, will attempt to thwart these plans. If the weapon backfires, the essence of reality could be destroyed forever.
As Tazi struggles to mend her fractured soul, she finds herself on a journey that will take her from the safety of Stormweather to the darkest alleys of Selgaunt and the shining heart of the Calim Desert. There the ever-shifting sands hide an old foe who holds the key to her salvation - or her doom.
Commissar Gaunt and the Tanith First-and-Only now fight at the forefront of the Sabbat campaign where one more victory could win them a new planet to call home. Meanwhile a vicious land war rages on the Imperial world of Aexe Cardinal, and so the Tanith First prepares to volunteer for a mission so dangerous no one else dares attempt it.
The Malkus Artifacts are four deadly machines, wielded as weapons of absolute power by an interstellar tyrant thousands of years ago and scattered across the Alpha Quadrant when he was overthrown. After their existence was discovered in 2151 by Captain Archer, Starfleet captains have kept an eye out for them. Years later both Captains Kirk and Sisko must face their devastating effects.
Janeway and the Voyager discovered the 3rd Malkus artifact on their shakedown cruise - in the hands of the Maquis. Meanwhile, the final artifact is unearthed on Narenda III. It leads to several mysterious disappearances throughout Federation and Klingon space, including Spock and Worf. Picard joins forces with Captain Klag of the IKS Gorkon to encounter the deadly secret of the final artifact.
Novel tie-in to the new STAR TREK movie.
In an ancient realm of magic and warfare, the wizard-warrior Medivh is torn by two destinies: to become a force for light, or darkness - and the powerful choice he makes will seal the fate of his entire world. The dark god Lord Sargeras and his demonic Burning Legion are fighting for supremacy across the scattered kingdoms of orcs, elves and men.
As his brothers and sister seek the favour of the clans, illegitimate son Akoda Kaneka forsakes the pursuit of power and seeks instead to defend the helpless against those who ravage the common people. He will learn, however, that no son of Toturi can escape his destiny.
The Emperor's assassin moves in shadow, eliminating those his master chooses, always planning his own rise to power. Against him, one man stands on his honour, determined to end the cycle of death dealt from dark corners. The two at last confront amid a dark landscape ravaged by war, and at stake is the future of the empire.
A master-at-arms, Stefan Kumansky is a lone warrior in a dark and dangerous world, sworn to unearth the forces of evil and ultimately avenge his father's brutal murder. Working as a mercenary, he takes employ in the icy town of Erengrad, where deadly combat, sinister conspiracy and the forces of evil await.
Aspen Matthews has no memories of her life before the age of 11, but she does recall being aboard the cruise ship Paradise when it docked in San Diego ten years after it mysteriously disappeared. Now, a decade later, Aspen is a marine biologist who is strangely drawn to the sea ... and she soon discovers that the answers to the questions of her identity can only be found beneath the waves, in a world of hidden wonders and looming dangers.
Sam Donnelly is the best LumberMech jockey on the planet, wielding his 15-foot chainsaw with the skill of a surgeon. But if Sam's true identity is discovered, he won't be just another rebel recruit - he'll be an all-out Republic-wrecker.
Mikal Vardan and his crew have found the hidden route to the fabled Dragon Isles, but they're not the only ones interested in the abandoned home of the good dragons. A beautiful sea elf scavenger thinks the wealth of a lost civilization might be worth killing for, and a menacing sea dragon is determined to bring a reign of terror to the peaceful archipelago.